www.insulindependence.org symposium saturday before last was great and one of the gentlemen (I forgot his name at this time but I will give it to you later, or just go to the link above) had a great discussion about training diabetic athletes. He said to always have a valid back up plan for your medications. Then he was talking about how one time a student of his forgot their backup and the good doctors message was "Then you don't do the activity." I really liked this and preach it to every diabetic I know. One thing I have had an issue with while training for the philadelphia marathon was that about halfway through my body turns into a turkey in an oven and pops out all my medical devices. So what I have done is put multiple sites on for my insulin pump. I also learned some of this with my good buddy Vic who sunday before last sunday finished another ironman. He is such a beast. Lucky for me I had both sites in at the finish line and for over 5 hours my BG's were between 130 and 180. If I just could always run I would be cured! Back to the moral of the story is not only to have a backup plan but you need to test it as well. Just like having a spare tire means nothing if you don't know how to jack your car up, a backup diabetes plan needs to be tested and used in a safe control environment. I would say go somewhere a safe distance from everything and cut the line to your pump and see if you can switch to lantis and humalog injections for an afternoon. Practice makes us diabetics look perfect so you have to be ready for anything.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
www.insulindependence.org diabetes symposium. I thought this would be a great opportunity to take my mother with me on a field trip a day early and explore the city where America was founded. We decided to see the Philadelphia museum of art and from the photo above you can tell that the juvenile diabetes was in full bloom. I had so much fun and this was really a great museum besides my juvenile ways.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Glucolift has these awesome travel tubes that you can refill and they don't leak any water. Actually it was a tube of Glucolift travel tubes filled with orange creme tablets that rescued my bad glucose tablets. It is funny how something so simple can impact your life in such a great way. Chris has these travel tubes on his website for a few dollars and they are amazing. First they fit any brand of glucose tablets and they are re-usable. I have reused the cheap generic glucose tablet tubes before and they are nothing to write home about, but the Glucolift travel tubes are awesome. I have like six or seven of these travel tubes and they are awesome to keep your tablets in a safe, waterproof, and durable container. Go to www.Glucolift.com website and take a look at them and if you have never tried Glucolift tablets I would reccomend you picking up a bottle of the orange creme. You will almost enjoy getting a little low to eat these all natural diabetes treats.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
About ten minutes later he comes cycling back and I get in the middle of the trail and ask him why he can't yield to pedestrians. He responded back with, if I didn't have my earphones turned up so loud I would have heard him yelling at me to get out of the way. So I asked him the question of "what if I were deaf?" The guy says back to me, "if you were deaf you would have a shirt on that said deaf on the back." At that moment I nearly exploded and jumped the guy. I then lifted up my shirt to show my diabetes pump and CGM and told the guy I had diabetes should I wear a shirt that says diabetic on the back all the time? He got real scared that I was about to beat his a$$ and I asked him if he hated all diseased people? I then calmed down and told the guy I was a cyclist and when you are on a trail the pedestrians have the right away and that the cyclist yields to the pedestrian. He smarted off and said that pedestrians are supposed to stick to the side of the trail so cyclist can get by. I decided to leave because there was no way I could beat that much stupid out of him.
His comment made me so upset because at times it does seem like all us diseased people are supposed to constantly educate the stupid that we have diseases and certain things are not as easy for us, like diabetics need insulin to digest a cookie and stuff.